Casio Loopy (My Seal Computer)
Type Console Developer Casio
Release Date 1995-Oct Region(s) Japan
Initial Price Unknown Games Released 10
     by Dark Watcher
Casio of Japan had crashed and burned in console gaming with the Casio PV-1000.  However in October of 1995, they decided to attack the market from a different angle.  The marketing strategy focused on girls.  Lousy marketing executives from other companies have tried to interest females in the past by selling their consoles in more feminine shades of color.  The Master System, Zemmix, Twin Famicom, Lady Cassette Vision and a few others had pink colored versions of their consoles.  Today's female gamers would probably kick their arses for such stupidity.

The Casio My Seal Computer model SV-100 was the first video game console made exclusively girls.  This console, also called the Casio Loopy, walked a gray line as to what is considered a console.  The "Super Famicom like" cartridges contained interactive graphics which allowed the gamer to choose different fashion outfits for the onscreen anime characters.  As an additional novelty, the Loopy allowed the gamer the ability to print the onscreen graphics onto sticker / label paper with its built in printer.  As you can probably guess, this marketing strategy was not the least bit successful.
FACT:  The Casio Loopy also came with an adapter like device called the "Magical Shop Word Processor" (perhaps the most notable aspect of this console).  This adapter plugged into the cartridge slot and contained A\V composite input jacks.  These jacks could be used to plug in external video sources such as a VCR or DVD.  The input can then be made into stickers or labels using the onscreen menu.  It also allowed you the ability to add text to your stickers, although the text is in Kanji.

     Officially licensed releases
Three packaging variations of the Casio Loopy were released.  Technically the systems are identical - the Set A and Set B releases
just included two games and some extra printer cartridges.
Casio Loopy console Casio Loopy Set A console Casio Loopy Set B console

Casio Loopy Technical Pictures
Casio Loopy - Top Casio Loopy - Box Contents Casio Loopy - Bottom
Casio Loopy - Front Casio Loopy - Controller Casio Loopy - Back Ports
Courtesy of Charles Lee
     Non-licensed hardware releases
No clones were released for this system.
     by Marriott_Guy
Consoles are rated based upon the available technology at the time of its release.  A 10 point scale is utilized, with 10 being excellent.

Console Design 07 All ports are well positioned allowing easy access and set-up.  Large, well defined buttons provide interaction with all the basic functions of the system.  The port for the printer cartridge feels a little loose, but that may just be my console.
Console Durability 07 Though I have never experienced any issues with my system, I imagine that the printer would fail relatively soon after normal use.  Otherwise, everything else feels pretty solid with this machine.
Controllers 05 Seeing as how this system was designed specifically for adolescent girls, the buttons are spaced surprisingly far apart.  Little hands would have a difficult time wielding this controller.
Graphics 07 Bold, colorful sprites and backgrounds dominate all titles.  I have to admit I was rather surprised by the attention to detail for the 5 games I messed around with.
Audio 05 Catchy tunes are the norm, but other than that the Loopy is average at best in terms of audio effects and voice synthesis.
Media 07 The cartridges themselves are well constructed and feel extremely durable.  I do not know the capacity, but my guess would be that they are quite small due to the short length of most games.
Gamer Value 01 Fans of anime dress-up games may consider this, but others should stay far away since the Loopy offers little to entice the average gamer.
Collector Value 06 Simply due to its limited run and novelty appeal, the Casio Loopy is rather expensive to acquire and is only recommended for the hardcore console collector.

     Interesting facts on software for this system
Software for the Casio Loopy was distributed in the cartridge format.  The games themselves, along with their packaging, are both approximately the same size of titles released for the Nintendo Super Famicom.

The only worthwhile game (IMHO) is Magical Shop.  This game comes packaged with the optional printer add-on for the Loopy.  This software captures a screen shot from an external AV source (i.e. another video game system) and allows you to print out your images.  I grant you, this is not that exciting, but compared to the other offerings for the Casio Loopy I have to admit this is pretty cool and works surprising well.

With only 10 games released for this system, software can be somewhat pricey.

Sample Game Play

Casio Loopy Game Boxes

     Captured in-game images
Anime Land
Casio Loopy Anime Land screenshot
Casio Loopy Anime Land screenshot
Dream Change
Casio Loopy Dream Change screenshot (from commecrcial)
Casio Loopy Dream Change screenshot (from commecrcial)
Little Princess
Casio Loopy Little Princess screenshot
Casio Loopy Little Princess screenshot
Lupiton no Wonder Palette
Casio Loopy Lupiton no Wonder Palette screenshot (from commercial)
Casio Loopy Lupiton no Wonder Palette screenshot (from commercial)
Magical Shop
Casio Loopy Magical Shop screenshot
Casio Loopy Magical Shop screenshot
Wanwan Aijou Monogatari
Casio Loopy Wanwan Aijou Monogatari screenshot
Casio Loopy Wanwan Aijou Monogatari screenshot
     First and third party system emulators
No emulators have been released for this system.
     For the hardware enthusiasts out there - all the detail you\we love.
Processor Type  Processor Speed  Other Processor Information RAM \ Video RAM
32-bit RISC SH-1 Unknown Unknown Unknown
Screen Resolution Color Palette Polygons \ Sprites Audio
Unknown 32K colors Unknown Unknown
Media Format Media Capacity Games Released Other Supported Formats
Cartridge Unknown 10 None
Internal Storage External \ Removable Storage Game Controllers Other Game \ Peripheral Devices
Unknown None D-Pad with four (4) action buttons Mouse, Printer
Controller Ports Network Ports Other Ports Audio \ Video
One (1) None Port in front for optional Alt AV device; mouse port Composite
Power Supply - External Other Outputs  Other Details \ Notes
DC 24V None Contrast adjustment located on the back of the system
Casio Loopy Manuals + Game Scans (PDF) - 6.26 MB

     Peripherals, Promotions, Commercials, Brochures, Etc.
Casio Loopy Television Commercial

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